GEDEON RICHTER Plc. is a leading manufacturer of pharmaceuticals in Central and Eastern Europe. The Company is headquartered in Budapest and its production, research and development sites are located in Hungary. The Company is vertically integrated with its activities involving research, development, manufacturing and marketing of human pharmaceuticals. Original research is focused exclusively on compounds for the diseases of the central nervous system.
GEDEON RICHTER Plc. is the largest and oldest pharmaceutical company in Hungary. It was founded in 1901 by Gedeon Richter, a pharmacist, who began production of organotherapeutic preparations in his own pharmacy.
More than 100 products are manufactured in approximately 200 different presentations. Many of the products, which cover almost all of the therapeutic groups, are the result of the company's own research and development efforts with original drugs representing 14% of sales. The areas where the company is especially strong include preparations for diseases of the central nervous system, gastrointestinal and cardiovascular treatments as well as muscle relaxants. Besides, thanks to the internationally acknowledged expertise on steroid chemistry, Richter has one of the most comprehensive gynaecological portfolios in the world.
The Company is the fourth ranked player on the Hungarian pharmaceutical market with 6.1 market share.